About the Course

According to the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), the basic educational requirements for didactic education in FNDI is 40 hours. This basic requirement is specifically for RNs new in the field of forensics and the specialized area of death investigation (IAFN, 2013). Course content includes: roles, responsibilities, and ethical requirements of a nurse death investigator; best methods for collecting evidence, documenting a scene, and photographing and preserving evidence; procedures for identifying and confirming the decedent's identity; changes that occur to the body following death and the stages that follow; and process and procedure of an autopsy.

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